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Foundation Skills


  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.

This course is for those who want to learn about competing views, perspectives, theories and evidence from Psychology, Criminology and Sociology.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level - 5

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC

Times: TBC

Duration: 1 Year

On this course, you will be introduced to ideas and explanations that give an understanding of why people behave in the way they do and how social institutions influence people in society.

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    What this course includes

    • Psychology
    • Criminology
    • Sociology
    • Maths
    • Communication skills (reading and writing)
    • Personal development skills

Why choose this course

This course may prepare you for studies at SCQF level 6 and will also give you transferable skills for employment. 

Entry requirements

  • 4 National 4 qualifications including English, and Maths (not maths applications).
  • Supporting statement
  • Successful interview (either face to face or online)

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

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    Where it leads

    Employment: It will give you a range of transferable skills that will be desirable to employers. 

    Education: Social Science Level 6 or other relevant NQ higher-level courses within West Lothian College.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two hours 

Please bring evidence of qualifications already gained and a pre-prepared personal statement (maximum of 200 words) which includes: 

  • Why you are interested in studying the course? 
  • The qualities you think are important for you to achieve your future goals 
  • Any other relevant information to support your application 

The interview involves: 

  • Individual discussion 


  • Group discussion

Fees, finance and funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.